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% of supplements have labels that claim to treat a disease, and that's illegal. for example, the government says this label for a product containing vitamins and a compound called dim-complex is legal because it claims to boost the immune system and support overall health, but it does not say it treats a specific disease. this label for a product containing algae and an herb is illegal because it claims to treat diseases including herpes and the flu. >> this raise report raises questions about the extent to which these claims are truthful and not misleading. the fda doesn't have the ability to look at the substantiation behind the claims, so there's no way for consumers to know if the claims are truthful. >> reporter: federal law classifies them as food, not drugs. products are required to be safe, but the fda only monitors them after they're on the market. when it comes to proof, supplement makers are only required to say research has been done. they are not required to show it to the fda. the natural products association issued a statement saying "this small sample of supplements shouldn't sme
down government. i don't think that's what america believes in. >> reporter: romney campaigns friday in virginia and florida. danielle nottingham. >> 33 days to the election. some voters won't have the luxury of a neighborhood polling place. they live in mandatory mail in areas. typically those are rural precincts. not always. some are inside cities and it's the ballot that's to blame. >> we have 151 ballot items for this election because of all the different jurisdictions, the city council districts. it's not the right ballot type for that voter. >> voters who fall into the mandatory mail in category do not need to apply for a ballot. it will be sent to them automatically. >> a member of the manson family has been granted parole again. along with charlie manson, bruce davis was convicted of two murders in 1969 unrelated to the infamous sharon tate killings. there's no guarantee that davis, now 70, will ever go free. a parole board recommended his release in 2010 but it was reversed by the governor. >>> checking bay area headlines tonight. the morgan hill mom accused of ditching her
places. now, the government may step in and take action. cbs 5 reporter, sharon chin explains how a simple switch could ease pain at the pump. >> reporter: we're here in emeryville. you can take a look at the gas prices. they are higher in some areas. more than $5 a gallon. it's no mistake. $5.39 a gallon for regular unleaded at this station. >> that's highway robbery. >> californians are paying the highest prices in the u.s. an average of $4.49 per gallon for regular. nowhere near the national average of $3.79. it costs casey brewer nearly $100 to fill up his truck and he has 14 in his company fleet. >> it is tough and it's shocking to see it go up so much and other states not quite nearly as much. >> gas soared 66 cents in four days. and its owner is paying $20,000 more to rebuild his 8,000 gallon tank. >> it's been killing everybody. it's going to kill the business. >> some stations ran out of gas and shut down. caused by the fire in august and maintenance. and exxon mobile had a power failure is back online. >> it's interesting. >> the california energy commission say
. tomorrow's topic, the role of government. big versus small. >>> one of the most hotly contested local races is in san jose where there's a push to raise the minimum wage. it gets its import from low wage workers and labor groups. big money is being spent on defeating measure d. >> do i look like i'm worth $8? no. >> both sides are turning up the volume over measure d. the chamber of commerce released a 22 page report. bottom line, up to 2800 jobs would vanish. san jose's minimum wage went from $8 to $10. labor costs would go up. businesses would have to lay off or reduce worker's hours. since more than half the workers live outside of san jose, they would spend the extra income outside the city. >> if you add it up, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me. >> mayor chuck reid is worried about spending $600,000 to hire inspectors. >> it will have to come from somewhere. should i take it from the police department? should i take it from the library? >> the california restaurant association paid $11,000 for the report. the main author denied any charges of bias. >> because people often com
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